Back to the studio today! I'm so glad I had so much hand sewing last week - I could sit with my Mom and visit while I worked. But now, I'm back to my machine. What to work on? After fondling my new fabric for a bit, I decided not to cut any of it....yet!
I pulled out these Anna Maria Horner "Field Study" fabrics that have been in my stash for about 7-8 months. I paired some of them and sewed together wide strips. So this is the start of Secret Project #4.
Then I pulled out some other fabric I bought in Paducah at Carol Bryar Fallert's shop YEARS ago and started working on the background for Secret Project #5.
Yup, I started TWO new quilts! What fun!
This morning my old cordless iron died. I knew it was coming. I've had it almost 10 years. I use this iron beside my sewing machine to press small bits while I'm piecing. I miss it already! I'll be replacing it soon. I do like to have one cordless iron - very handy at times!
My heavy duty iron is across the room at a large ironing table. I typically use this iron for pressing larger pieces of fabric before cutting, pressing quilt tops, backings, etc.
When I made today's basket, I was up and down and across the room constantly to press. But I'm sure it was good for me!
I also prepared the backing for Secret Project #3. And I have it all packaged with the quilt top ready to send off to be quilted.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.